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'''Russia''' (; ; from the — Rus' (region)|Rus'), also officially known as the '''Russian Federation'''"The names Russian Federation and Russia shall be equal". (), is a sovereign state in northern Eurasia. At ,crimea not included Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of Earth's inhabited land area,http://www.greece.mid.ru/rus/russia/territoria_naselenie.htmlhttp://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Russia.htmlhttp://www.contrtv.ru/repress/2689/ and the List of countries and dependencies by population|ninth most populous, with over 146.6 million people at the end of March 2016.[http://www.gks.ru/bgd/free/B16_00/IssWWW.exe/Stg/dk04/8-0.doc Official estimate] Extending across the entirety of North Asia|northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans...
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